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Minuartia obtusiloba  (Rydb.) House
Alpine sandwort,   Twinflower sandwort
Minuartia obtusiloba is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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~51 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Minuartia
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSAlsinopsis obtusiloba
PLANTSArenaria obtusiloba
PLANTSArenaria sajanensis
PLANTSLidia obtusiloba
PLANTSMinuartia sajanensis
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Information about  Minuartia obtusiloba from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (MIOB2)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).